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Charter's Carriage Of Dodgers' SportsNet LA Could Put Pressure On Other Cable Providers

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 27 / 15

Charter Communications "plans to soon begin offering" the Dodgers' RSN -- Time Warner Cable SportsNet LA -- in Southern California, "breaking the year-long impasse that has prevented thousands of baseball fans from watching their favorite team on TV," according to Meg James of the L.A. TIMES. Charte...

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